Webinar: DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault

A webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (2 - 3:30 p.m. ET) will look at how touch DNA evidence impacts groping sexual assault cases. Presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (a program of the National Institute of Justice), the webinar aims to illustrate the importance of these cases and highlight proposed guidelines for evidence collection.

In the online event titled "The Time to Collect is Now," speaker Dr. Julie Valentine, assistant professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing, will:

  1. Describe background information on touch DNA in sexual assault cases and factors that influence epithelial cell deposition;
  2. Explain evidence collection practice implications from groper case study and research findings;
  3. Identify possible suggestions and opportunities to expand evidence collection in groping sexual assault cases in their jurisdictions.

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